The months-long election process finally culminated with the last phase of voting on May 19 and now citizens are eagerly waiting for the results of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. As the counting of votes in 542 Lok Sabha constituencies is underway on Thursday, May 23, actor R Madhavan extended an important message for the citizens and political parties contesting the polls.
The actor in a recent Twitter post said that citizens should unitedly move forward as a nation to get India the glory it deserves. In the post, he wrote, "Time coming up TO VERY QUICKLY PUT THE CAMPAIGN AND RESULTS ASIDE-& work TOGETHER & surge ahead as a NATION. The people have spoken. The results are emerging-But the thing is-WE HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER NOW.. to Get INDIA the glory she so richly deserves. Jai Hind."
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While the counting of votes is in progress under tight security, the latest trends available for the 542 constituencies show Bharatiya Janata Party leading the general elections. 542 seats of the lower house from 29 states and 7 Union Territories (UTs) went to polls and nearly 10 lakh polling booths were set up around the country. As per media reports, around 84 million more voters were in the fray to exercise their franchise than the previous elections. With the nation having concluded the seven phases of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 in a period of 39 days, it is now ready to welcome the next government and consequently the next Prime Minister of the country.
The 2019 elections saw high-octane electric campaigning from both sides as the BJP went hammer and tongs, expressing confidence at each turn that it would not only repeat but also better its tally of 282 votes from five years earlier, whereas the Congress and other Opposition parties, also campaigned heavily though without being able to make any convincing show of unity. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking a second term in the Parliament, addressed a total of 144 rallies and roadshows this election season, Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressed 125 rallies in the 2019 polls.